Monday, January 4, 2010

New Hip Hop Talk Show "Reality Matters" debuts tomorrow on KPFK 90.7fm - Tune in and Support!

Tune in to the 1-hour pilot of my new hip hop talk show "Reality Matters" on KPFK, Pacifica Radio! KPFK serves the greater Los Angeles area and streams 24 hours a day via the internet, providing listeners with progressive and independent news, talk & music.

The pilot show features interviews from community artists and educators promoting activism through hip hop, progressive agendas, and hip hop pedagogy in communities and campuses across the country!

As the on-air host for "Reality Matters", my vision is to bring my Sociology and Hip Hop classes to the radio airwaves, providing critical analysis of current social issues through a hip hop lens. The goal is also to make stronger connections to the hip hop community, with the show as a platform to highlight and promote the work of local community activists and artists.

So tune in and support the show and I will continue to provide updates on upcoming broadcasts!

To comment or express your support for the show? Please send emails to:


Day: Tuesday 1/5/2010
Time: 11pm PST (1 hour)
To Listen in Los Angeles: 90.7fm KPFK
To Listen Live on the Web or access show archive:

Re-Air Date: TBD but pilot will re-air in the next few days during an afternoon slot for daytime audience. When date is determined, I will post update.

Dr. Ayo Alabi, Professor of Sociology at
Orange Coast College
Dr. Ebony Utley, Professor of Communication Studies at
California State University, Long Beach
DLabrie, artist, president of
RonDavoux Records, and national outreach coordinator, Hip Hop Congress
Maurice "Soulfighter" Taylor, artist, Poetic Network, Community Against Hate, and east coast regional director,
Hip Hop Congress
Rahman Jamal, artist, educator and west coast regional director of
Hip Hop Congress
Sarah Harris, educator and board member,
Hip Hop Congress

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Featured Artists/Songs:
Mic Holden - "It's On!'

Shamako Noble - "Deeper"

DLabrie feat. Adisa Banjoko - "Life Strategies"

We are capable of bearing a great burden, once we discover that the burden is reality and arrive where reality is. – James Baldwin

Boogie down productions is made up of teachers
The lecture is conducted from the mic into the speaker
Who gets weaker? the king or the teacher
Its not about a salary its all about reality
Teachers teach and do the world good
Kings just rule and most are never understood - KRS One